Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings or, more accurately and broadly, the built environment, which can range from a house addition to a plan for a city. Behind that simple definition, however, lies an enormously diverse profession with many career paths and a variety of roles to play. Then, too, there are a number of paraprofessional jobs within firms or in related fields, offering many other options to those not pursuing a professional university degree.

The architecture program at Cuesta College prepares individuals for challenging careers in the architectural profession and its related design and technical fields. The program offers its students a strong foundation for transferring to upper-division studies in baccalaureate professional degree programs or entering directly into the workforce.

Cuesta’s architecture program is an affiliate member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).